I need to get back in shape and I really love gadgets. I decided on the cs200cad because I wanted everything in one unit.
Installation was very easy. I sat down next to the bike while the news were on the TV. It took me maybe 30 minutes. I installed cadence sensor first and then speed sensor. I tried the rear wheel but for it to work I would have to move the computer to the middle of the bike. I finally decided that I prefered not having speed readings during the winter and not having to change the sensor and computer placement ever. The computer was placed on the handlebar stem.
I did a quick test of cadence, speed and heart rate and all works really well.
I went to sleep with the HRM to try to get a lower reading on my HR. I get about 72 when sitting doing nothing. I woke up in the middle of the night and got a reading of 53 that quickly went up to 55 and then 60ish.
Polar says to use the sitting rate as a lower boundary, not sleeping HR. So I guess that's 72 for me. I will do the polar own zone test tonight and start training in my zone. I still have to test the computer connectivity features and polar web site features.
I'm currently 5'8 and 172lbs. I expect to keep the same height
My BMI tells me I'm 12lbs overweight. I'd like to lose that in 3 months.
After that I'll get started on going faster and longer instead of losing weight.